Ocean Scene Shaker Card | Distress Oxide Ink Blending

Hey y’all! Today I am making a card featuring another Distress Oxide ink blended ocean sunset! After doing the last one I just had to make another. This time I created a little scene and it is a shaker card! I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth paper and masked off the bottom with some painters tape. I blended the sky using Distress Oxide ink with the colors Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral, Tumbled Glass, and Salty Ocean. I then masked off the sky and blended the ocean with the same colors excluding the Squeezed Lemonade and adding in Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot.

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I then painted in some soft cloud with clean water, dabbing up the ink with a paper towel. I used a Copic Multi-liner to add three little seagulls to the sky. I used the Nested Circle dies from Hero Arts to cut my blended panel into a large circle. I then cut a piece of Neenah Desert Storm, thick plastic, and a scrap piece of paper with the same die. I cut a wavy line across the Neenah Desert Storm circle to create the beach for the scene. I used some Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide ink to add some shading to that piece. I picked out a sentiment from the Beautiful Mermaids stamp set and emossed it on the plastic circle with white embossing powder.

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Using the scrap paper circle as a base I started putting the shaker together. I glued the blended circle to it first. I then placed the plastic circle on top so I could line up the beach and glue it to the front of the shaker window. I created a frame using two circle dies out of Gina K Designs In The Navy cardstock. I glued the frame to the plastic circle and then added foam tape around the edge of the back. I added Coast sequins from Lucy’s Cards, large clear glitter, and clear Micro Pearls and closed up my shaker.

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I stamped a mermaid from the Little Mermaiden Agenda stamp set from Mama Elephant onto some Neenah cardstock with Gina K Jet Black Amalgam ink. I colored it with Copics, cut it with the Scan N Cut, and then glued it to my scene. I made a 6x6 card base and glued a piece of patterned paper from the Bee’s Knees pack onto it with my ATG gun. I then adhered the shaker to the center of the card. I took three pieces of think twine and braided them together. I wrapped that around my shaker and glued it down with liquid adhesive.

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I had a small amount of warping on the plastic from heat embossing the sentiment which caused a noticeable dip in the shaker frame. To fix that I filled the dip with foam tape and then adhered a second frame on top of the first. Using some gray Copic markers I added a drop shadow for the mermaid and some texture on the beach. I then took a white gel pen and added highlights to the mermaid and some dots to the beach so that it looks like it id glistening.


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Make A Wish Birthday Card with Glitter Paste

Hello my friends! I hope you are all having an amazing day today. I am sharing a clean birthday card design using stamps from Mama Elephant and Simon Says Stamp.

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I took a piece of Neenah Solar white cardstock and taped it to a board. On top of that I placed the Mini Staggered Circles stencil from My Favorite Things and I went over that with Fallen Snow Glitter Paste from Brutus Monroe. To make it sparkle even more I took the stencil off and sprinkled Unicorn Dust glitter over the whole thing. The glitter sticks to the paste.

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I stamped a mermaid from the Little Mermaiden Agenda stamp set from Mama Elephant onto some Neenah Solar White with Gina K Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink. I colored the mermaid in with Copic markers and cut it out using my Scan N Cut. Next I stamped and embossed a sentiment from the Tiny Words Birthday stamp set from Simon Says Stamp onto Peacock cardstock and cut it into a strip.

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I stamped a sentiment from the Big Birthday Greetings stamp set from Simon Says Stamp onto a panel of Neenah Solar White. I then took my Glitter Paste panel and cut and oval from the center using the Hero Arts Nested Ovals die set. I popped up the Glitter Paste panel on the sentiment panel with foam tape so that the sentiment was right in the middle of the window. I popped up the mermaid and the tiny sentiment in the window with foam tape.

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I took and A2 size card base and adhered a piece of Fog cardstock to the front. I then took my windowed panel and glued that to the card base. To finish the card I added some Coast sequins from Lucy’s Cards. I also added highlights and details to the mermaid with a white gel pen. Finally, I went over the smaller sentiment with Wink of Stella glitter.


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Interactive Mermaid Spinner Card | Mama Elephant

Hello my friends! Today I am sharing a really fun interactive card using the Little Mermaiden Agenda stamp set from Mama Elephant. First I stamped all of the images from the Little Mermaiden Agenda stamp set on Bristol Smooth paper with Gina K Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink. I colored them in using my Arteza watercolor markers and then I cut them all out with my Scan N Cut.

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On a large piece of Bristol Smooth paper I blended a background with Distress Oxide inks. I used the colors Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Blueprint Sketch. I then placed the Waves stencil from Simon Says Stamp over the background and blended over it with white pigment ink. Once that was dry I went over it once more with the Distress Oxide ink to darken it up a little.

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I cut down my background panel to be 5.75 x 5.75. I then cut two different size rings out of Bristol Smooth paper with the Hero Arts nested circle dies. I blended over these circles trying to match the same blending on my background panel. I also cut a ring out of some thick, durable plastic which I cut from some packaging. I took the smaller of the two blended rings and glued it to the middle of the background.

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Using the ring on the background as a guide I very carefully placed a long piece of doubled up foam tape around the inner circle to make a shaker area. Next I placed the plastic ring around the foam tape ring. I glued a piece of acetate to the second blended ring to make a window. I filled up the shaker area with clear Micro Pearls from Brutus Monroe and Sea Glass sequins from Simon Says Stamp. I then closed up the shaker with the window piece.

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I glued the little mermaid images that I colored all the way around the plastic ring. This ring is able to spin around because of the way it is put together. I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Mermaids stamp set from Simon Says Stamp on some Neenah Solar White cardstock with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. I popped up the sentiment on the bottom of the shaker and glued one of the mermaids on the shaker window.

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For the finishing touches I first took a white gel pen and added highlights to all the mermaids. I also added some dots on the shaker ring to look like small bubbles. I glued three of the little fish images from the Little Mermaiden Agenda set across the shaker. Lastly, I added a few Raindrops embellishments from Lucy’s Cards.


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Mermaid Vellum Shaker Card - Simon's September Card Kit

Today's card features the stamp set from the Simon Says Stamp's September card kit.

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I started this card by stamping a bunch of the images from the stamp set repeatedly on a piece of Canson watercolor using Versmark ink. I heat embossed those images using a gold embossing powder. Next I colored in the images using my Arteza Real Brush Pens. I tried to keep the colors very light for a more pastel looking result. Next I stamped one of the mermaids on a piece of Bristol Smooth paper with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink. I colored her in using the Arteza markers as well. I fussy cut the mermaid out with my scissors. Check out the video for all of the coloring details!

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I created a card base out of Canson watercolor paper because that was the only paper I had large enough for this card. The card base is 6x6. Next I adhered the patterned background I created onto some gold card stock and then glued that to the card base. I cut a square piece of vellum and stamped my sentiment on that with Versamark ink. I heat embossed the sentiment in gold, making sure to let my heat tool get nice and hot before using it on the vellum.  I made a square frame out of some more Canson watercolor paper and glued that to the piece of vellum to make my shaker window. I made sure the vellum square was slightly larger than the frame so that there would be a small vellum border.

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I added a bunch of blue (and a few white) sequins to the middle of my card and then placed the frame over them using foam tape. I really like the way the blue sequins look inside the vellum shaker, it makes it look like the water. Next I glued down the mermaid that I colored in to the shaker window with Tombow glue.

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For the finishing touches I used a white gel pen to add details and highlights to the mermaid. I added some glitter to her with my Wink of Stella glitter brush. I also used a gold paint pen to add a dash line boarder on the inner portion of the shaker frame. Finally I added a few white sequins with some Tombow glue.


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Wish Upon a Starfish - Simon's September Card Kit

Today I am using the Beautiful Mermaids stamp set from the Simon Says Stamp September card kit again.

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I started with a piece of Canson watercolor paper taped down to a board. I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to paint a really simple background using color numbers 37, 139, and 66. Once I had the background painted and it had dried completely I started doing an interesting texture technique. I added a bunch of dots of Glossy Accents to the panel and then went over them with a flat paintbrush. I made sure to not spread out the Glossy Accents completely flat and instead left streaks of texture. It is a really fun way to add a subtle and interesting detail.

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Next I stamped one of the mermaids onto a piece of Bristol Smooth paper with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink. I colored in the mermaid using my Arteza Real Brush Pens. For the skin I used the color Pale Skin. For the hair I used the colors Pale Green, Shamrock Green, and Turtle Green, On the tail I used the same colors that I used for the hair along with some Acid Yellow. Finally for the bikini, the star, and the headband I used Acid Yellow and Honey. I then fussy cut the mermaid out with scissors.

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I popped up my watercolor background onto a card base and then added dashed lines to the edge with a white gel pen. I also popped up my mermaid so she is facing the light source in the background. I picked out a sentiment from the stamp set which says "Make a wish upon a starfish." I stamped that onto some white cardstock using Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink and then embossed it with a gold embossing powder. I used my ATG gun to adhee my sentiment strip onto some vellum and then popped up the sentiment on the card.

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For the finishing touches I added a bunch of details and highlights to the mermaid with my gel pen. I also added a mixture of clear and white sequins to the background using my Tombow glue. Finally I added a bunch of Wink of Stella glitter to the mermaid.


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